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2033 – Athos in two French documentaries

Two French journalists visited Athos in November 2017 and made this report about their pilgrimage (to Vatopedi and Esfigmenou). Their entrance to the Holy Mountain and their departure are not entirely as it should be, have a look yourself (published … Continue reading

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2032 – Women venerating icons on the tourist boat

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2031 – Athos and the Second World War – part 2

In blogpost 1218 I published some pictures from the 2nd World War: most information was obtained from the German book “Athos – Forhölle des Paradis” by Erich Feigl from 1980. During my visit to Athos this year we were invited … Continue reading

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2030 – new and old Athos books

Every time before I go for pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain I drop by my favorite bookstore of mr Drosinos in Ouranopoli, who established his store in 1974.  Mr Drosinos and his staff are very helpfull and patient and most … Continue reading

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2029 – two old bridges and the lost coast path between Iviron and Lavra

In post 1617 my brother Herman payed attention to the old path that connected the monasteries Iviron and Lavra before the dirt road was build, probably just before 1968, when Athos celebrated its 1000th anniversary.  The old kalderimi path is almost … Continue reading

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2028 – arsanas Prodromou

In post 2018 I showed you the pictures from Athos made in the Second World War by German soldiers. The photo’s  triggered me, not only to find the German flak position somewhere above the hills of the Prodromou area, but … Continue reading

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2027 – Are parts of the Xerxes Canal still visible?

Aerial view of the location of the Xerxes Canal by Google Maps where I marked the probable beginning (Xerxes with his fleet came from the East) and the ending of the canal near Tripiti. Roughly the course of the canal … Continue reading

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